Art of the City: Walrus TV (Episode 6)This title is a part of the series Walrus TV Series
Catalogue Number: BAM111
Producer: Blue Ant Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Travel
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 24
Closed Captions: Yes
Living in a large city is frequently daunting and isolating. But millions of us live in cities. The art of the city is a term used to describe all the wonderful ingredients that come together to form a city. It also refers to the art of creating and nourishing an urban centre. The Walrus Foundation celebrates the art of the city, hosting speakers invited to share various perspectives on urban life.
The Art of the City: Creating and Nourishing Urban Life
CBC Radio host and Toronto luminary Matt Galloway has particular love for the city he lives in. In this segment, Galloway delves into the “art of inclusion” in the City of Toronto. He discusses the importance of moving beyond diversity and moving to an idea of inclusion.
The Art of History: Aritha van Herk
At it heart, a city is made up of the hopes and dreams its citizens harbour, the expectations and visions we cultivate together. A big part of this cohesion is the visual language that is rooted in our cities. With a richness in oratory flare and an array of archival imagery, author Aritha van Herk presents the art of history as it relates to her beloved Calgary.
Cities and the Art of the Narrative: Lisa Moore
While a photo captures only a fleeting moment in time, the sights, sounds and smells of your hometown can conjure up entire years and lifetimes of memories. Acclaimed Canadian novelist Lisa Moore picks apart the complex and formative role that her hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland has played in the story of her life.